Tacoma and Seattle; Chicago: J.O. Hestwood and W.B. Conkey, 1893.
First and only edition. 64 pp, with many illustrations, including a map of the state and a bird's-eye view of Fairhaven and Billingham Bay on Puget Sound. Original illustrated wrappers are brittle and heavily chipped; internals very good.
Published for distribution at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, this is a highly detailed promotional work describing the state's natural resources, agricultural productivity and potential, climate, waterways, financial and educational institutions, pleasure and health resorts, etc. Individual sections are dedicated to fruit growing, lumbering, and fisheries, and to many different municipalities, including Tacoma, Everett, Fairhaven, Snohomish, Chehalis, Olympia, Pullman, Ocosta, and Port Angeles. Despite the claim of a print run of 100,000 on the title page, this book is quite scarce. We find no copies in the trade, none at auction in the past 40 years, and just 8 copies in OCLC, of which 4 are in the United States.